Few careers offer the sense of ful-
fillment and accomplishment
that teaching does. Successful
people — whether they lead large
companies, hold public office or qui-
etly contribute in their communities
— often can recall a teacher or mentor
who made a difference in their lives.
Widely recognized for the success
of its teacher education program,
which is guided by a philosophy
of “thoughtful practice in a com-
munity of learners,” Elon is one of
only a few private schools in the state
selected to offer the prestigious North
Carolina Teaching Fellows program.
Elon is proud of its reputation for
training future teachers who will
enter their field as leaders — teachers
with a strong sense of responsibil-
ity and a commitment to helping
others achieve their full potential.
The Department of Education
prepares you for a career as an
elementary, middle, high school or
special education teacher. You will
learn how to use various teaching
methods effectively, including how
to incorporate technology in your
teaching. Through specially designed
classes, you will discover how to
create a learning environment that
meets the needs of students with
diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Depending on your area of
focus, you will participate in courses
such as Planning and Managing the
Learning Environment and Prin-
ciples of Learning and Teaching,
with concentrations in language arts,
social studies, math and science.
Elon’s teacher education
program is accredited by the
National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education and the N.C.
Department of Public Instruction.
early Hands-on training
One important goal of the Education
program is to give future teach-
ers a better understanding of the
purpose of education and the role
of schools in our society. To bring
these concepts to life, Elon offers
Education majors the opportunity
to observe and learn in public school
classrooms beginning their freshman
year. This early exposure to a real
classroom setting is possible be